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Health Department awards certificates of need

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued certificates of need (CONs) for the following projects: • Methodist Healthcare – Olive Branch Hospital has received CON authority for the construction and establishment of a new 100-bed acute care hospital that will include a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, two therapeutic cardiac catheterization labs, an open-heart surgery room ...

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Ground broken for two new steel plants

COLUMBUS — Gov. Haley Barbour, officials from Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel and state and local leaders gathered yesterday for a joint groundbreaking ceremony for the companies’ new steel processing facilities, which will be located at the Severstal site in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park in Columbus. Both companies will process steel for Severstal, in addition to other ...

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Soladigm bringing plant, jobs to Mississippi

OLIVE BRANCH — Gov. Haley Barbour and Dr. Rao Mulpuri, chief executive officer of Soladigm, a supplier of next-generation green building solutions, announced that the company is locating manufacturing operations in Olive Branch. The project represents a capital investment of more than $130 million by the company and will create more than 300 new jobs. From its plant in Olive ...

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Grenada Stamping expanding, adding jobs

GRENADA — Grenada Stamping and Assembly is adding 25 jobs as it expands its manufacturing plant in Grenada. The company supplies parts to appliance and automotive markets. It announced yesterday that it’s adding an air tank production line for several applications, including the over-the-road, defense and aviation markets. Grenada Stamping is a subsidiary of Ice Industries, headquartered in Sylvania, Ohio.

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PRC opens another McAlister's Deli

PEARL — McAlister’s Deli has opened a new restaurant in Pearl. The new location in the new Riverwind development near Trustmark Park began serving patrons yesterday. Ridgeland-based McAlister’s Corporation now operates 15 metro-Jackson area eateries, and will be the third location of the nationwide chain for McAlister’s franchisee, Pinnacle Restaurant Corp. The group also owns and operates the Richland and ...

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LUBA expands outside of Louisiana for first time

BATON ROUGE, La. — LUBA Workers’ Comp has begun writing coverage in Mississippi after receiving final regulatory approval. This marks the first state Baton Rouge, La.-based LUBA has added outside of Louisiana. In Louisiana, LUBA covers more than 123,000 employees statewide through its 4,700 policyholders, who generate over $75 million in written premiums. Its offerings include loss control, in house ...

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YoungWilliams cuts ribbon on call center

YAZOO CITY — Officials from Child Support Services of Mississippi and state and local leaders recently celebrated the opening of the company’s Yazoo City facility at a ribbon-cutting event. The new call center facility is creating 80 jobs in the Yazoo County area and represents a $5-million company investment.

 Child Support Services of Mississippi is a division of Young Williams ...

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Allens expansion good for sweet potato growers

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — Allens Inc., the largest privately held vegetable company in the U.S., announced upcoming expansions in Van Buren, Ark., and Oakfield, N.Y., and a new plant acquisition in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Texas acquisition provides a platform to continue to aggressively grow canned business in Texas, the Southwest and West. The Arkansas expansion will increase the company’s ...

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Mercedes-Benz opens facility to centralize operations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced the opening of its new facility in Jacksonville, Fla. Strategically located minutes from the Jacksonville airport, the new facility centralizes several business units into one building for efficient customer and dealer support. The newly constructed building totaling 415,000 square feet is a leased facility located off of Interstate 95 at 13470 International Parkway. ...

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Gatlin Corp. expanding plant, adding workers

BOGUE CHITTO — Gatlin Corp. owner Jeff Gatlin is planning to increase the size of his subsidiary company, Gatlin Feed Mill, in a $1.2-million project that has the potential to create up to 10 new jobs. The project will see the addition of a 20,000-square-foot building and new manufacturing equipment at the mill and will be the largest economic development ...

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